Articles by Pratima Yadav

Pratima, a Master’s in Public Policy student at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and an intern with the ChooMacchar Campaign, focusing on combating vector-borne diseases in Mumbai. She is committed to raising awareness and mobilising young citizens to make a tangible difference in communities.

In Mumbai, the city of dreams, rains bring relief from the intense heat, but also lead to sharp increase in mosquito prevalence. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai accounted for 40% of the 11,404 cases of malaria reported in Maharashtra. In October of last year, the number of malaria and dengue cases in the city stood at 944 and 979 respectively.  While the numbers are quite high, there has been a marked reduction from the figures in September that same year, when the malaria and dengue cases stood at 1313 and 1360 respectively.  In response to this, several efforts…

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